National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at St. Louis
(Saturday, May 7th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 0
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Yovani Gallardo carried a no-hitter into the
eighth inning and Carlos Gomez hit a two-run triple in the ninth as Milwaukee
downed St. Louis, 4-0, in the middle test of a three-game set from Busch
Gallardo (3-2) allowed one hit through eight innings, fanning six with four
walks. John Axford turned in a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts.
"That's the guy I saw during spring training and the guy we saw in the first
two games this year," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said.
Casey McGehee finished with three hits and drove in a run for the Brewers, who
snapped a seven-game slide.
Kyle Lohse (4-2) allowed six hits and one run over eight full frames for the
Cardinals, who won the opener on Friday by a 6-0 count.
Gallardo carried a perfect game into the fifth, but walked Lance Berkman with
one out and Daniel Descalso with two down. He escaped harm after getting Tyler
Greene to fly out.
Colby Rasmus worked a two-out walk in the sixth but Albert Pujols grounded out
to keep the no-hitter intact. Berkman drew another free pass in the seventh
but the Cards still displayed no additional offense, as Yadier Molina hit into
an inning-ending double play.
Descalso ended the suspense by starting the eighth with a single right up the
middle, but Gallardo set down the next three batters to finish his outing.
"If a pitcher sits there and tells you he isn't thinking about it, it's not
true," Gallardo said. "I was definitely thinking about it. Of course, it would
have been great to achieve that, but most important is just getting a win."
McGehee and Mark Kotsay singled against Mitchell Boggs to start the ninth,
then Gomez plated both with a one-out triple against Jason Motte -- brought in
after Boggs' wild pitch on an 0-1 count to Gomez -- to make it 3-0 for the
Brewers. Yuniesky Betancourt followed with a sacrifice fly for a four-run
Axford fanned Rasmus and Pujols, then Matt Holliday grounded out to end the
In the third, McGehee doubled in Prince Fielder to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead,
but was thrown out at third to end the frame.
Gallardo began the game by retiring the first 13 batters he faced.
"He mixed it up well," Descalso said of Gallardo's game plan. "He used both
sides of the plate. He definitely had his 'A' stuff, and he got the best of
Gallardo had gone 1-2 with an 8.89 earned run average in his previous five
starts, and entered the game 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA in seven prior starts against
the Cardinals...Milwaukee has won five of the last seven meetings with St.
Louis since last August 17...Juan Nieves remains the lone Milwaukee hurler to
pitch a no-hitter, against Baltimore on April 15, 1987.
05/07 21:41:16 ET
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